Trump’s misguided policy against Iran threatens the future of the JCPOA

Here is a statement from the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC):

Trump’s misguided policy against Iran threatens the future of the JCPOA


Last week, the Trump administration imposed further pressure on Iran by removing two civil nuclear cooperation waivers related to purchase of enriched uranium and heavy water from Iran. By removing these two waivers the Trump administration essentially made it impossible for Tehran to continue its full compliance with the JCPOA. As a result and after a year since US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and imposition of several rounds of maximum pressure sanctions that have caused tremendous damage to the Iranian economy, Iran has decided to reduce its commitments under the JCPOA and provide a 60-day period to EU, Russia and China to help Iran against US unilateral sanctions that are in violation of UNSC 2231.

Trump’s misguided policy on Iran over the past year has undermined this landmark non-proliferation agreement; he has made  unprecedented and dangerous decisions such as designating a formal military branch of Iran’s armed forces, the IRGC, as a terrorist organization. These decisions of the US administration have escalated tensions in the region and have put us on the path to another catastrophic war in the Middle East region.

Now more than ever, it’s important for responsible nations around the world including Canada to work together to prevent a regional military conflict that will have disastrous consequences for the world.

Unfortunately, Canada has thus far been missing in action on this important issue, even while the region would benefit considerably from Canadian advocacy for peace and multilateralism. We therefore call on the Canadian government to start working with our EU partners to help Iranian people in facing US unjust sanctions and to ensure the survival of the JCPOA.


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